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Legalize Lyme Disease

"Lyme disease has reached epidemic proportions. It is the fastest growing infectious bacterial disease in America. Generally contracted by a tick bite, new evidence shows it is also contractible via mosquito, spider, or fly bite [1], via the womb from mother to child [2], or potentially through unprotected sex [3]. The CDC states that it does not know how many people [...]

Kelowna Vet Hospital Develops Spray to Protect Pets from Ticks

"A local veterinary hospital in Kelowna is hoping their creation will help protect pets from ticks and mosquitos. Pandosy Village Veterinary Hospital has developed a natural flower spray that will protect pets against ticks and mosquitos." It's about time somebody figured out a way to help protect our animal friends. Thank you Pandosy Village Veterinary [...]

Bitten: A Patient With Tickborne Disease Struggles To Find The Right Provider

For a patient with Lyme disease–like symptoms, the biggest challenge is finding a specialist who understands her condition. "Back home after three days, I peeled off my clothes for a long-overdue shower. Reflected in the bathroom mirror was a rash the shape of a bull’s-eye, blooming bright red on my left hip. A crimson omen [...]

Undiagnosed illnesses leave doctors with bad bedside manners

Winnipegger Megan Duczminski will never forget the moment when, lying in a hospital bed and waiting for treatment, she overheard residents outside her door talking about her case. They were laughing. "They were saying 'Oh, she thinks she has this symptom, too? And she thinks she has that symptom, seriously?'" she said. "They were ridiculing me." [...]